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to follow this story, and have more on-line at cbs 2 iowa dotot com m and tonight on the cbs 2 news live at five. here's a look outside..our current temps are in the 20s and 30swindhills are in the teenswiwis are from the west satellite and radar showing some clouds and flurriesour planner shows partly sunny skies today with highs in the low 30sthere's a chance for some scattered flurries this afternoon.
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a busy benton county road is back open this afafrnoon after a crash between a train and car. car.the crash happened this morning on railroad street near euclid avenue in norway. the iowa state patr tells cbs 2 news the driver of the car went around other vehicles that were waiting for a train to pass, then drove around the warning gates.that's when they crashed with another train going in the opposite direction.the driver left the scene with their toddler-child before coming back.their name is not being released, but the patrol says they will facece charars.right now - we don't know if anybody was hurt. in cedar rapids... rapids...a fire last night hurt one happened
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avenue and first street northwest.the fire partment says a injured person had set up a tent at the time.they were taken to the hospital. their name and condition have not been released. in waterloo... waterloo...police are investigating a shooting involving two happend thursday morning at the intersection of linn and quincy streets.witnesses on the scene told police they saw a group of people in a car shooting toward ananher group in a van.both vehicles took off before officers arrived.a house was hit during the one was hurt and no arrests have been made. a teen in pennsylvania is now accused of supporting isis. isis.officials say 19-year-old jalil aziz was preparing to launch or help with an attack in the u-s.investigators raided his home in harrisburg. they found loaded assault rifle magazines and other evidence in a closet.this is what one neighbor had to say
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it's pretty crazy when it's right here at home. it's a different story. you he it in california and paris but then it's right up the street from y yr house. it's real. it becomes more realistic for you. you.aziz is expected in court next week. president obama's final state of the union address will not be a traditional speech. speech.according to the white housus the speech next month will focus on the president's vision for the country and not a list of legislative priorities.officials al pushed bk on the idea that the president will be a "lame- duck" president during his last year in office.senior officials hinted he will present ambitious plans early in the year.they could include closing gunatanamo o bay, improving relations with cuba ,and executive actions on gun control. just a few weeks agothe senate rejected a bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases.this is coming at a time when gun sales are on the rise after
12:04 pm 2 news asked you what you thought about this issue. issue.we took part in a national twitter poll on our twitter page asking: "will you arm yourself for protection?" the results show 57-percent of you uld not armour-self for protection.43-percent said you would. on capitol hill today... today...congress has approved a one-point-one trillion dollar spending bill. bi.this will keep govnment from a shutdown and funds federal l gencies through next fall. it now goes to president obama, who has indicated he will sign it into law.the approval in the house is a major victory for new speaker paul ryan.many conservatives backed the bill because ryan framed it as business left over by former speaker john boehner. in the race for the white house... house...bernie sanders' campaign has been suspended from accessing the democratic national committee's voter data-base. base.this comes after a staffer used a soft-ware error
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confidential voter information. the e nders campaign says that staffer has been fired. the d-n-c's data-base provides information for voters nation-wide -- allowing campaigns to plan their next moves. tomorrow night - sanders will be in new hampshire for the next democratic debate.he'll be joined at the podium by front runner hillary clinton and martin o'malley.this will be the third democratic debate, and the sesend-to-last before the iowa cuacuses. on the republican side - a pair of candidates are in dubuque today. about 40-minutes - marco rubio will be holding a town hall meeting at a sheet metal company.and at two o'clock - carly fiorina will be at the mc-graw-hill education facility for a tour. tour.we will have more from both rubio and fiorina's visits coming up tonight on the cbs 2 news live at five. republican front-runner donald trump will be in cedar rapids tomorrow..the billionaire will be speaking at veterans memorial coliseum at two
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rally open at 11-30.organizers ask you to get there early to make sure you'll be able to get into the building. cbs 2 news has learned that there *are pns for a peaceful protest right acrcrs frfr where trump wililbe speaking. speaking.beginning at noon, demonstrators will be at plaza park.they say their goal is to stand in solidarity with muslims, refugees, immigrants and other minorities.trump recently proposed a temporary ban on muslims entering the country. for more political headlines, be sure to watch iowa in fofos with cbs 2 news anchor kevin airs sunday morning at 10-30 here on cbs can also catch it at 9-30 on our sister station fox 28. a company has agreed to pay more than a million dollars for claims of improperly billing medi-care patients. patients.iowa hospice, l-l-c was accused of billing 34- patients at least partially y
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benefits from 2007 to 20-13. federal authorities announced the settlement earlier today. he says his office will continue to "pursrs all instances of misconduct in federal health care programs." despite the settlement, iowa hospice not admitting any wrong-doing. governor terry branstad's plan to privatize medcaid, medcaid,will not happen by new years day like originally planned. planned.the switch to private managed care needed federal approval.but after a four day visit, officials decided iowa should not go through with it for another 60-days.state senator liz mathis strongly opposed the january first date. she told cbs 2 news that she's happy, but wants medicaid recipiants to know it's going to happen eventually. "this just gives them more time to do that, more time to make a decision and to talk with their physicians and find out just what the plan isisbudded to "we can't really stop an executive order from the governor but we can
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that allows for oversight, that's the main thing that we're going to be working on," the governor says the switch will happen on march 1st and will improve care and save millions of dollars.but in a letter sent to medicaid recipients, federal administratorsrs say the shifif could be elayed again if the state isn't ready come march. coming up on the cbs 2 news at noon - we take you to the community putting on one of the best christmas displays in all of iowa.
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praised as one of america'ss best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effectcte leader. building a future to believe in.
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for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug sts for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. if you're headed to the rose bowl, you can see a piece of history for free.iowans and
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into the battleship iowa without paying sure to stay with cbs 2 news during our rose bowl coverage. we will have a report on the history behind iowa's name- sake navy ship ahead of the big game.the rose bowl is on
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marissa scott checks in now with your cbs 2 'weather first' forecast. main weather- your planner shows what's ahead for the next hoursa&- now a a ve lolo ououide courtesy of our r weatherfirst skycama& -temperatures around the areaa&- taking a look at regional temperatures we see highs are cold all around iowa - the regional satellite/radar shows partly cloudy skies with some snow flurries in our northern counties.- let's move ahead in time by taking a look at the midwest surface mapa&- moving into a closer view with our 'predictor' forecast we see some passing clouds and flurries this afternoon north of highway 20- today's forecast features partly sunny skies, windy conditions and highs in the 20s/30s- tonight's forecast has us looking for mainly clear & really cold conditions- the next three days show more dry and mild weather, with a chance for some rain sunday
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day forecast does bring more warmer weather with highs inin the 30s/40s and d chances for rain next week
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all week, we're showing you some of thsights and sounds of christmas in the corridor for this edition, we traveled a little farther to show you something very special. 2 news reporter matt hammill hit the road for some amazing displays in keokuk. okuk. " we are in candy cane lane .. w wch is the main entrance to city of christmas " it's the sweetest place on earth and jean meyer is not bragging. your ride through the city of chrismas display - in keokok - is voted number one in iowa.a steady stream of cars
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- to see this wonderland of more than a million lights. including t t crcrson - becon that reflects - on parts of three states." this is our 40 foot tall red christmas tree that can be seen from the illinois shore. " after 27 years - t tnty thousand cars - come for musical - trains - the heavenly lane of angels - - and incredible new surprises. " every year when the lits go on on thanksgiving evening it boggles my mind even though i pretty much know what it's gonna be." you'll see babies - making their first christmas memoriesd youngstersrs- waving out the windowsas they pass busy elves in santa's work - shop." pound pound " " it's just different .. it's just a kick. " richard malloy - the elf who buildt some attractions says when the sun goes down and the lights come on - it's amazing.
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means nothing - unless everyone can share it." there's no fee, you can drive through it one hundred times or ten thousand times, it doesn't cost you a dime ... ... i haven't found anybody who doesn't like it. " donations - and sponsors keep the lights burning bright from airlines in lights to snow flakes that race you along the road - and always win." on the right we have our reindeer barn. " they're all - here - dancer prprcer - rudolph - playing their reindeer games.and if you're searching for the spirit of the season - - you'll find it - in the city of christmas." everything from our nativity scene ... to toyland to candyland all of it is what christmas is for everybody " celebrating christmas in the corridor - in keokuk - i'm matt hammill still ahead on the cbs 2 news at noon - an omaha police officer has been re-assigned for punching a high school student.why that re-assignment is only temporary.
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a hearing is taking place right now for chicago popoce officer jason van dyke. dyke.he's charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old la-quan mc-donald.van dyke was given a full indictment on alleges he acted without law-ful justification when he
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october.van dyke's attorney indicated today that they may of chicago. a school resource officer in omaha has been re-assigned after a video showed them punching a student. happened as the officer tried to break up a fight between at least two students.the officer throws at least three punches before subduing one student on the floor.the omaha police department saysyshe officer's re--assignment is only temporary.that's because the video only shows a part of the fight, and did not capture the entire scuffle. there will soon be less than 100 detainees at guantanamo bay. bay.a u.s. official says defense secretary ash carter has okayed the transfer of 17 prisoners.the countries they will be sent to will not be ma public until the transfefe is complete.there is a waiting period for the release to happen.after it takes place, there will be only 90 prisoners at guantanamo bay.
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closer to becoming a saint. saint.according to the vatican, the pope approved a decree attributing a miracle to mother teresa on thuday. no date has been s for her canonization.bubuitalian media speculates it will happen in the first week of september. that would line it up with the 19th anniversary of teresa's death. up next in business news - st buy is offering quite the deal today, but there's a catch.we'll you what it is
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"the most hated man in america" is out of jail on a five million dollar bond. bond.32-year old martin shkreli is the c-e-o of turing pharmaceuticals. he's known for raising a blood drug price from 13-dollars-50 cents per pill to 750-dollars per pill.
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f-b-i in an unrelated case. he is accused of seven counts including conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud. prosecutors say he looted company money to cover personal debts. the judge also restricted his travav to rts of new york. his next court appearance is set for january 20th. pay-pal is increasing it's benefits for new parents. parents.they're doubling parental leave for new moms starting next month.e new mothers will get 16 weeks of fully paid leave.that's up from the previous policy of eight weeks off with 80 percent dads will get eight is the latest company to recently boost parental benefits. shoppers at best buy today can get an i-phone for just a dollar.there is a catch though... though...customers will have to sign a two-year contract with either verizon or sprint. the deal is for the 16-gig version of the i-@hone six-s. those trading in working i- phone fives can also snag a
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expects to sell a record number of i-phones this holiday season. marissa has your weather to go next...but first here's a look markets. heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies. require medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. let people buy their prescription drugs from countries like canada at half the price. and cap monthly prescription costs for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back. i'm m llary clinton
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be e rchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, ananget the working clasas back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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- today's forecast features partly sunny skies, windy conditions and highs in the 20s/30s- tonight's forecast has looking for mainly clear & really cold conditions - the next three e ys show more dry and mild weather, with a chance for some rain sunday night through monday.- our 7 day forecast does bring more warmer weather with highs in the 30s/40s and chchces for rain next wewe that does it for us here on the cbs 2 news at noon.beure
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evening at five..enjoy your paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should d . he's a rock.
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